Aragon Music Studio
AMS is proud to offer lessons that inspire, excite, and create a passion for music. AMS offers customized lessons that are tailored to the specific interests, abilities, and goals of each student. The well-rounded curriculum incorporates classical repertoire as well as age-appropriate, relevant music that students are eager to play. Whether that be the newest pop tune, a Disney favorite, or the soundtrack to the latest Superhero movie, every student will develop a love of music because of the personalization. AMS also integrates iPad/technology, composing & recording, technique & scales, as well as music theory into each lesson.
Kristy Aragon - Owner & Teacher
Aragon Music Studio was created in 2011 when parents at Green Elementary, where Mrs. Aragon is the music teacher, repeatedly asked Kristy to offer private voice & piano lessons. After realizing there was a need, she opened a small studio out of her classroom.
It was the beginning of an incredible journey.
See, Aragon Music Studio originated out of a love for students to learn and create music. Students will feel confident, empowered, and driven. AMS is a family. When you join this studio, you become part of our community.
The Personal Touch
I take pride in knowing each student individually. I truly desire to be a part of their lives; to know what activities they love, their favorite sports and interests, who their favorite band is and their best subject, especially when it's music! My approach with students allows them to feel comfortable, safe, and deeply cared for. It is my number one priority to have a relationship with the student and create a positive environment for learning. You can expect highlights and photos of the lesson sent to parents, personalized notes in the mail, and a family atmosphere when you join AMS.
Kristy Aragon - Biography
Mrs. Aragon grew up near Toronto, Ontario, Canada and started taking private piano and voice lessons at the age of five. At the age of nine, she performed in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" starring Donny Osmond at the O'Keefe Center in Toronto.
She moved to Tucson, AZ in 1997. In middle and high school she learned the violin, alto saxophone, continued with piano and voice, and added dance and drama to the mix. Her high school career was busy to say the least with three lead roles in high school productions, first chair in the regional choir, and was also All State Choir. In high school, she performed under the direction of Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, Dr. Brian Ebie, and Dr. Bruce Chamberlain. She also received six years of private voice lessons from Linda Spevacek, renowned composer and arranger.
Kristy graduated from The University of Arizona in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Choral Music Education. Under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, she was a member of the Symphonic Choir, U of A's premier undergraduate ensemble for four years. Dr. Schauer helped pave the way to Kristy's success in Music Education and is still one of her strongest mentors. Kristy also held several leadership roles including president of Symphonic choir, secretary for the U of A student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ADCA), organizing chair the Western tour, and section leader. While completing her internship with the U of A's Outreach Choir (a chorus designed for excelling high school musicians), Kristy received the Green Valley Scholarship award for excellence in conducting and choral leadership. BEAR DOWN!
Mrs. Aragon also has a passion for dance and choreography. She worked with Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, AZ for six years, choreographing five musicals and twelve show choir competition shows.
Mrs. Aragon has taught at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Her ensembles have won superior ratings at ACDA and ChoDA (Choral Directors of Arizona) state festivals and have performed in many community events.
Kristy taught at Green Elementary at the Music teacher San Diego, CA for six years. She is now a choir teacher and ASB Advisor at La Mesa Arts Academy in addition to running Aragon Music Studio. She volunteers as a worship leader at EastLake Church where she gets to use her gift to His glory. She married her high school sweetheart, Michael, and they have two sons, Josiah (7) and Gavin (4).
Mario Jativa - Biography
Mario Jativa is currently the director of Instrumental Music at the La Mesa Arts Academy where he teaches orchestra and band. He has taught at LMAAC since the schools inception, beginning in 2013. Mario has earned a masters degree in conducting from Sam Houston State University’s American Band College as well as a bachelors in music education from the respected music department of Cal State University Long Beach.
Megan Maher - Biography
Megan Maher is a San Diego native with a background in music and theater dating back to childhood. After high school, she attended the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Musical Theater Performance. Ever since, Megan has had the joy of combining her great passions for music, performance, and education in her career as a music teacher throughout San Diego.
Megan lives with her wonderful husband, Matt, their darling baby daughter Briar, and their family pig, Kosher.